Associate Press or AP, aims at becoming the largest and most reliable global news network. Providing accurate and in depth information they guarantee objectivity, accuracy and balance in their reports. They have strength of over 4000 employees who operate in over 240 bureaus across the world. Owned by approximately 1500 US daily newspaper members, AP operates primarily a “not-for profit” co operative through and elected Board of Directors.
AP news is circulated round the clock to its huge member base, some of them domestic but also extending to commercial as well as international customers who subscribe for their news reports. Taking information broadcasting to another platform, AP news reports and articles are constantly updated for their online news portal. The AP digital photo network is considered to be the most advanced and the most sophisticated in the industry. Along with an avant-garde television news service, Associated Press also has the largest radio network that is present in the United States as well as an excellent commercial digital photo archive and a photo library that houses over 10 million images.
The AP Global Sports report is considered to be one of the most comprehensive and detailed reports regarding sporting information from across the globe reported by their talented group of journalists and photographers. Their sports report combines approximately 35,000 photographs and stories collected from across the world and weaves them into one comprehensive product. From information regarding the athletes to the games, action, events as well as the drama that surrounds these figures are also reported on a 24 hourly basis.
The Associate Press has a network of 1700 weekly, daily and college newspapers in the United States itself. They also have a sports joint venture video service called SNTV and approximately 500 international broadcasters receive their news service. They have 850 radio news affiliates. Along with all this AP sends news to approximately 121 countries in 4 languages. These news items are further translated into many more languages by their international subscribers. Out of their 4000 employees worldwide who handle several aspects of communication, administrative and editorial profiles, almost 3000 employees are journalists.
Founded in 1846, AP has emerged as one of the most trusted sources of information and independent news. Their work has been so greatly appreciated that they have been the recipients of 49 Pulitzer Prizes out of which 30 have been photo Pulitzers, the most received by any news organization.